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Teen struck, killed on way to bus stop in Rowan Co.; driver charged

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A  teenager pedestrian, who was struck and killed Thursday morning near Salisbury, has been ID’d by school officials.

WSOC reported that Makinzy Jordan Smith, a junior at the West Rowan High School, was trying to cross Woodleaf Road to get to his school bus stop when he was struck around 6:52 a.m.

Investigators said the driver, Barbara Harrison Smith, 57, is charged with felony passing a stopped school bus. They are looking into whether the driver was distracted or speeding.

Crews performed CPR on the teen, but they were unsuccessful.

Read more: WSOC

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